not an irc issue i guess..wrong forum section mate
that is no surprise as you killed your softmod. never update a softmodded wii.
you have to resoftmod, try using the softmod any wii guide, linked below.
hope your are glad your are on 4.1 not on 4.3 now..
how did you upgrade? was the game an E game? sounds like out of region as you can't access your systemsettings, then you are semibricked too (reinstall systemmenu, found in the guide on downgrading to 4.1 option)
good luck, and be careful next time